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When Apple TV Plus first launched in November 2019, many people were skeptical that the company that made Mac PCs and iPhones could launch a streaming service that could compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus (which launched the same month). However, the list of Apple TV Plus movies and shows has grown steadily since its launch, and now its library of content includes some of the most acclaimed and award-winning content streaming.
The fact that Apple TV Plus has (so far) managed to maintain its rock bottom price of $4.99 a month while continuing to add more high-quality content to the service is also a testament to the service. Here’s the current list of the Apple TV Plus movies and shows you can watch, plus a quick look at what is currently scheduled to be added to the service in the future. You can sign up for the service at the link below:
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.
List of Apple TV Plus movies and TV shows
Before we get into the current list, here’s a look at what you can expect to watch from the service in the weeks and months to come:
- The Essex Serpent
- Prehistoric Planet
- Black Bird
- Echo 3
- Five Days At Memorial
- Masters of the Air
- Bad Monkey
- The Changeling
- City on Fire
- The Crowded Room
- Dear Edward
- Lady in the Lake
- The Big Cigar
- The Sound of 007
- The Greatest Beer Run Ever
- Cha Cha Real Smooth
- Raymond and Ray
- Killers of the Flower Moon
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Apple TV Plus movies
The list of Apple TV Plus movies is pretty thin, but it does include some acclaimed films from many different genres, from sci-fi, to comedy, to WWII battles, to animated fantasy, and even Shakespeare. This list includes CODA, which won the Best Picture Academy Award for 2021.
- Hala — A 17-year-old Pakistani American Muslim girl deals with her parents and other aspects of her life.
- The Banker — The true story of the creation of a Los Angeles bank run by black men in the 1960s.
- Greyhound — A World War II naval thriller about a US fleet under attack by the Nazis in the Atlantic Ocean.
- On the Rocks — A father and daughter try to see if the daughter’s husband is cheating on him in this comedy.
- Wolfwalkers — A fantasy animated movie about a girl who discovers a tribe of people that can turn into wolves at night.
- Palmer — A drama about an ex-con who befriends a young boy in his small hometown.
- Cherry — A drama about an Iraqi war veteran who commits bank robberies to fund his drug habits.
- CODA — A hearing girl from a deaf family wants to become a professional singer.
- Come from Away — A live stage recording of a Broadway musical about airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland following the events of 9/11.
- Finch — On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a man, his dog, and his robot try to find a new and safe place to live.
- Swan Song — A man who is dying but doesn’t want to tell his family is presented with a way to clone himself.
- The Tragedy of Macbeth — The latest film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play about the ill-fated King of Scotland.
- The Sky Is Everywhere —A coming-of-age movie about a girl who has to deal with her sister’s death and her own romantic choices.
Apple TV Plus documentary movies
The list of Apple TV Plus movies that were made as documentaries includes several music-themed films, plus a number of nature movies, and even one about a man who really, really loves Christmas.
- The Elephant Queen — A family of elephants is documented in the African wilds.
- Beastie Boys Story — The history of the celebrated hip-hop band.
- Dads — A look at modern-day fatherhood.
- Boys State — A film about the annual gathering of students in Austin, Texas who create a fictional government.
- Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You — A movie about the making of the rock music legend’s most recent album
- Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds — A film about the science of meteorites.
- Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry — The movie about the making of the pop star’s first album.
- The Year Earth Changed — A look at how the planet dealt with the lockdown in early 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
- Fathom — Researchers are seen studying the songs and sounds of humpback whales.
- Who Are You, Charlie Brown? — Looking at the life of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.
- 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room — A look back at 2001 in the hours after the 9/11 attacks from the perspective of President George W. Bush and his team.
- The Velvet Underground — The history of the legendary rock band.
- Twas the Fight Before Christmas — A man who loves to turn his house into a massive Christmas display runs into resistance from his neighbors.
Read more: The best Apple TV Plus movies you can watch
Apple TV Plus specials
Most of the specials on the service are devoted to holiday-themed programming, including some new Peanuts specials and two specials featuring Mariah Carey.
- Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth — A seven-year-old learns about the wonders of Earth in this animated special.
- Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special — The first of two Christmas musical specials hosted by the pop artist.
- Blush — An animated short about an astronaut who lands on an alien planet.
- Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues Holiday Special — The second Christmas special from Carey.
- Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne — Snoopy and the Peanuts cast celebrate New Year’s Eve in this animated special
- Snoopy Presents: It’s The Small Things, Charlie Brown — Charlie Brown’s sister Sally wants to save a flower on his baseball pitcher’s stand in this animated special.
- Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With Love — The Peanuts cast celebrates Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in this animated special.
Apple TV Plus Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror TV shows
The service has a lot of great genre TV shows to stream right off the bat, including a series about an alternate history of the space race, a show about a creepy baby doll, and a series centering on a very different office environment
- For All Mankind — An alternate history starting with the Soviet Union making a manned landing on the moon first.
- See — On a future Earth where the remaining humans can no longer see, the first human born with sight in hundreds of years causes strife.
- Servant — A couple dealing with the loss of their child brings in a creepy nanny.
- Amazing Stories — A revamp of the classic sci-fi anthology series.
- Lisey’s Story — A Stephen King story about a woman who discovers her late writer husband has sent her on a treasure hunt.
- Foundation — In the far future, a man predicts the fall of the current Galactic Empire.
- Invasion — Modern-day Earth deals with an extraterrestrial invasion.
- Severance — A company uses an implanted chip to separate their employees’ work memories from their other memories.
- Dr. Brain — A Korean series about a man who hacks into the brains of dead people.
- Roar — A genre anthology series focusing on women’s issues.
Drama TV shows
The service also has plenty of acclaimed drama shows to watch, including a number of true-crime programs.
- The Morning Show — The behind-the-scenes antics of a national daily TV morning news show.
- Home Before Dark — A young girl investigates a murder in her small town in this series based on true events.
- Defending Jacob — A lawyer has to defend his own son who is accused of murder.
- Little Voice — A young woman struggles to become a professional musician in New York City
- The Mosquito Coast — A man upends his family from their normal life in the US to live in Mexico.
- Swagger — Youth basketball is the subject of this series, from the players to their parents and more.
- The Shrink Next Door — A psychiatrist pushes himself into the life of one of his patients.
- Suspicion — Police investigating the kidnapping of a woman’s son in London look into five different suspects.
- The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey — A dying man is given one last chance to solve the murder of his nephew.
- WeCrashed — The true story of the rise and fall of the company WeWork.
- Slow Horses — MI5 agents in England who get pushed to the side in a do-nothing office are thrust back into play.
- Pachinko — The series looks into the lives of several generations of a Korean family.
- Tehran — A thriller series about an Israeli agent assigned to stop people in Iran from creating a nuclear bomb.
- Calls — An audio-only show about phone calls to a number of people that may be the prelude to an apocalyptic event.
- Losing Alice — A middle-aged woman with a family becomes obsessed with a younger woman.
- Shining Girls — A woman who was attacked several years ago wants to keep that same person from killing others in this unusual mystery.
Comedy TV shows
Apple TV Plus has a number of funny shows to check out, including Ted Lasso, the winner of the 2021 Emmy Award for best comedy series.
- Ted Lasso — An American football coach is hired to take charge of an English soccer team.
- Dickinson — A contemporary look at the life of the 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson.
- Little America — An anthology series about the life of many immigrants in the US.
- Mythic Quest — A look behind the scenes of a massively multiplayer game development company.
- Trying — A couple who wants to adopt a baby face lots of unexpected challenges.
- Physical — A woman tries to create a physical fitness company in the 1980s.
- Schmigadoon! — A couple on a hiking trip comes across a magical town that seems to be locked in a classic musical.
- Mr. Corman — A man deals with trying to do a good job as a public school teacher in California.
- Acapulco — A Spanish-English series about a rich mogul who looks back on his life.
- The Afterparty — A high school reunion party turns deadly as the party’s host is found dead.
- Central Park — An animated series about characters who live in and around Central Park in New York City.
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Kids and family TV shows
There’s actually a solid amount of TV shows made for children and their parents to watch together, including new episodes of Fraggle Rock and new Peanuts shows.
- Snoopy in Space/The Snoopy Show — Two separate animated shows starring the famous dog and other Peanuts cast members.
- Fraggle Rock: Rock On!/Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock — Two all-new shows featuring the creatures from Jim Henson’s classic TV series.
- Helpsters/Helpsters Help You! — Two shows about a group of monsters who help people who come into their shop.
- Ghostwriter — Four kids go on adventures created by Ghostwriter, who can also send over versions of fictional characters to help out.
- Puppy Place — Kids try to take care of foster puppies in the series.
- Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show — Preschoolers learn about kindness in this series.
- Doug Unplugs — An animated series about a robot named Doug and his human friend Emma.
- Stillwater — Three kids learn about life from their neighboring panda Stillwater in this animated series.
- Wolfboy and the Everything Factory — A boy learns about creatures who can create anything, and he uses his imagination to make his dream a reality in this animated series.
- Get Rolling with Otis — Otis is a tractor who lives on a farm with his animal friends in this series.
- Harriet the Spy — The classic children’s book about a very curious girl gets adapted in this series.
- El Deafo — A three-part animated mini-series about a girl dealing with deafness.
- Pretzel and the Puppies — A dachshund named Pretzel, who is much longer than his brothers and sisters, is the subject of this series, based on the children’s book.
- Pinecone & Pony — A princess and her pony go on adventures in a fantasy land in this series.
Unscripted TV series
There are a number of sports-based documentary TV series on Apple TV Plus, several shows hosted by Oprah Winfrey, and a live Major League Baseball doubleheader every Friday night.
- Visible: Out on Television — A mini-series about LGBTQ+ people and themes in television history.
- Home — A look at some unique homes around the world.
- Dear… — Celebrities read letters from fans who say their world has changed the fans’ lives.
- Greatness Code — Untold stories about major pro athletes are the subject of this series.
- Long Way Up — Actor Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman travel 13,000 miles on their motorcycles from the south tip of Argentina to Los Angeles.
- Tiny World — A nature documentary series about small creatures and their environments.
- Becoming You — 100 children from around the world are documented through the first 2,000 days of their lives.
- Earth At Night In Color — Animals are photographed at night around the world in this documentary.
- 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything — 1971 is examined in the music industry as veteran musicians released major new works and new talent came to fruition.
- The Me You Can’t See — A look at the issues of mental health.
- Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson — The musician looks at how music and art are created by artists, producers, and more.
- The Line — A series about a 2018 legal case where a former US Navy SEAL accused his chief of war crimes.
- Lincoln’s Dilemma — A detailed look back at the life of the 16th US President.
- The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball — The story of Makur Maker, a high-ranking basketball player in high school who decided to go to Howard University rather than directly to the NBA.
- They Call Me Magic — The life of basketball legend “Magic” Johnson is the subject of this series.
- Make or Break — The best surfers in the world are examined as they compete in the World Surf League Championship Tour.
- The Big Conn — A series about a man named Eric C. Conn who defrauded the US Social Security division of half a billion dollars.
- Oprah’s Book Club/Oprah Talks Covid-19/The Oprah Conversation — Three separate shows hosted by the acclaimed talk show host and interviewer.
- The Problem With John Stewart — The former host of The Daily Show returns with this comedy-documentary series that examines one issue per episode.
- Friday Night Baseball — Two MLB games are streamed live every Friday night on the service.
- MLB Daily Recap — A daily look back at the day’s highlights in Major League Baseball.
Unlike other streaming services, Apple TV Plus has very little older programming that wasn’t made especially for the service. However, it does have a few older shows and specials that are now exclusive to Apple TV Plus.
- Fraggle Rock — The original Jim Henson fantasy puppet series, which was first shown on HBO.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas — The first animated Peanuts TV special, first shown in 1965.
- It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown — The Halloween Peanuts special from 1966.
- Charlie Brown’s All Stars — This 1966 special features the Peanuts gang about to quit Charlie Brown’s losing baseball team.
- You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown — Linus runs for his school’s student body president in this 1972 special.
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving — The Peanuts classic 1973 TV animated holiday special.
- It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown — The Easter special shown first in 1974.
- Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown — A holiday special first shown in 1975.
- It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown — Another holiday special, first shown in 1976.
- She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown — Peppermint Patty trains to be a figure skater in this 1980 special.
- It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown — Snoopy becomes famous for his dancing in this 1984 special.
- Happy New Year, Charlie Brown — A special shown first in 1986.
- Snoopy’s Reunion — Charlie Brown reunites Snoopy with the dogs at his old home of Daisy Hill Farm in this 1991 special.